Forearm bone geometry and mineral content in UK women of European and South-Asian origin

Ward, K. A. and Roy, D. K. and Pye, S. R. and O'Neill, T. W. and Berry, J. L. and Swarbrick, C. M. and Silman, A. J. and Adams, J. E. (2007) Forearm bone geometry and mineral content in UK women of European and South-Asian origin. Bone, 41 (1). pp. 117-121. ISSN 8756-3282

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Ethnic variation in areal bone mineral density (BMD) has been well documented. Such variation may, however, reflects differences in bone geometry rather than volumetric BMD (vBMD). The aim of the study was to compare bone geometry, mineral content (BMC) and vBMD in two ethnic groups, and study the influence of body size, physical activity, reproductive variables, 25 hydroxy-vitamin D (25(OH)D) and parathormone (PTH) status on any observed differences. The data were from a population-based, cross-sectional survey of peak bone mass in South Asian and European women, the population consisted 230 pre-menopausal South Asian (n = 118, mean age 28.6 ± 4.6 years) and European (n = 112, mean age 30 ± 4.3 years) women of UK origin. Women who participated completed an interviewer assisted questionnaire, had blood taken for assessment of 25(OH)D and PTH and had measurements of their distal (4%) and diaphyseal (50%) radius geometry, BMC and vBMD using peripheral quantitative computed tomography. At the 50% radius, South Asians had lower vBMD (p

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Bone
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1300/1314
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 132250
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2019 14:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 03:52

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